According to a survey from a large school district in the Southern United States, adolescent girls are significantly more likely than boys to have experienced cyberbullying, 25.1 percent vs. 16.6 percent. Girls are also more likely than boys to report cyberbullying others, 21.3 percent vs. 17.5 percent. The type of cyberbullying tends to differ by gender: Girls are more likely to spread rumors, while boys are more likely to post hurtful pictures or videos.
A random sample of 10- to 18-year-olds from a large school district in the Southern U.S.:
A version of this article appeared in the February 09, 2011 edition of Digital Directions as Cyberbullying by Gender